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Jan 30 13

The Green Jobs Source for Wednesday, January 30

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THE TOP 10 FOR JANUARY 30, 2013

Moving backwards – The U.S. Gross Domestic Product unexpectedly shrank in the fourth quarter of 2012 for the first time in three and half years. (Wall Street Journal)

LaHood bids farewell – Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said yesterday that he will not be serving a second term in his position. Take a look at our statement on his announcement. (Washington Post)

They really like him! – John Kerry is the new secretary of state after being overwhelmingly approved by the Senate yesterday 94 to 3. We applauded President Obama’s choice as top diplomat in a statement yesterday(Washington Post)

Buckeye boom – Ohio's manufacturing sector is experiencing a resurgance, and it is driving growth in the state. (Dayton Daily News)

Aid on the way – Yesterday, President Obama signed into law the $50.5 billion relief bill for victims of Hurricane Sandy(Newark Star Ledger)

Stuck in traffic in the ATL – A ballot initiative to improve transit options in Atlanta failed last year, and now transit advocates are trying to figure out how to fix the problem without a budget(The Atlantic Cities)

Blowing across the plains – A bipartisan group of legislators in South Dakota want an incentive to grow the state’s wind industry. A bill introduced last week would allow wind developers to collect a full refund for excise taxes on their farms and the state’s sales tax. (Argus Leader)

Wolverines digging in on sustainability – The University of Michigan is building a sustainable campus. This effort includes solar panels, LEED-certification for newly constructed buildings, and reducing waste by 40 percent. (Ann Arbor News)

A look at modern manufacturing – The former head of the National Association of Manufacturers takes a look at the state of American manufacturing and how we are poised to lead the world in modern manufacturing. (Huffington Post)

Renewables powering biofuels – Audi will utilize solar and wind power at its new plant that will make methane from water and carbon dioxide to power its natural-gas vehicles. (MIT Technology Review)

BLUE-GREEN LINKS

USA Today: Report: Climate change a threat to wildlife

New York Times: In Energy Taxes, Tools to Help Tackle Climate Change

Colbert Report: The Word: The New Abnormal

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